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Global campaign for justice takes up Luisita women’s fight for land * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Hacienda Luisita Multimedia Multimedia (Main) Video Video (Main) Women & Children 

Global campaign for justice takes up Luisita women’s fight for land

Monique Wilson, a world class Filipino actress and global diretor for One Billion for Rising Justice campaign, takes up the cudgels for Hacienda Luisita women’s struggle for genuine land reform.

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Inescapable reality * Latest Posts Bulatlat Perspective Commentary 

Inescapable reality

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis For sure, President Benigno Aquino III would be boasting about the 6.8 percent growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year and the 7.8 percent growth during the first quarter of 2013 when he delivers his fourth state of the nation address on July 22 Monday. He would be attributing this to the ‘changes’ his government has made, specifically in terms of good governance, and would be projecting that the country would be on the road to becoming an economic powerhouse in the near future….

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On Aquino’s mid-term, tillers in Luisita, elsewhere still landless * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Hacienda Luisita Other Stories 

On Aquino’s mid-term, tillers in Luisita, elsewhere still landless

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — The year 2012 would have been joyous for the farmers of Hacienda Luisita, the vast sugar plantation controlled by President Benigno Aquino III’s family for nearly five decades. Aquino himself, during the campaign period in 2010, vowed to distribute the land by 2014. In April, the Supreme Court issued its final ruling for the distribution of the more than 6,000 hectares of land to some 4,000 farmworker-beneficiaries. For most of the year 2012, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), the office mandated to…

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For Small Farmers of Mindanao, ‘Lakbayan’ Offers a Chance to Be Heard * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Politics & Governance Regions Top Stories 

For Small Farmers of Mindanao, ‘Lakbayan’ Offers a Chance to Be Heard

By GRACE S. UDDIN
Small farmers like Winifreda Cabisay have not benefited much from the government’s agrarian-reform program. She was awarded land in 1996 but she has not been awarded a title to it and has had problems maintaining it. With the 10-day Lakbayan, Cabisay hopes that the issues that confront farmers like her will be heard.

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